I go thrifting at least once a week and every once in awhile I come across something that really excites me!
So I have been picking up whatever Goosebumps books I can find lately. I had a ton of them when I was a child and I like to collect and read them again. I was super surprised to find one of the books I picked up was actually signed by R.L. Stine! He has a very inconsistent autograph but when comparing it to other signed books on eBay it looks legit in my opinion.
I recently found a huge box of Lego with at least 5 sets and 8 minifigs for only $10. It was probably my best thrift store find in a very long time (well up until I found the R.L. Stine signed book). I found another Lego set just this week, the Lego Ninjago Spinjitzu Training. It is not as big of find but I love the Ninjago theme and it is always exciting to come across Legos while thrifting. Again Lego usually sells quick in any thrift store so it is rare to find.
I also got a bunch of books, DVDs and minis for Dungeon & Dragons including this “ugly” goblin from TSR in the 80’s.
Finally I found this fake/ bootleg/ knockoff Ninjago minifigure. I was curious how it differs from a real Lego minifigure and it was cheap enough to check it out. I compared it with the Ninjago figures I just got.
The minifigure feels like it is made with a cheaper plastic and doesn’t have all the Lego logos. The arms and the hands are the easily thing to spot being different when building it and there are some flaws with the paint. But I can easily see someone mistaking this for a real Lego piece if they are not careful or don’t know what to look out for. Also with the name Pin Ba I wonder if it is a bootleg of another famous Lego bootleg, Lepin.